Gertchu (as mentioned above although her real name is Gertrude-long story) Is a furry
little feline we adopted about a year ago. Although a bit skiddish at times she’s one of the best cats I’ve ever “known”. -Cuddles like a kitten, snores like a man and eats like a lion… Ohhh what more could you ask for?!! lol
Favorite thing to do: Sleep
Least favorite: anything involving flash photography
Thanks for checking her out!
Have you ever left a tangerine in your gym bag for two days!….yep that dark room developed me the sweeeeeeetest tangerine ever, for someone who repeatedly has bad luck with citrus fruits-I take back every negative thing I’ve ever said about these yummies!
It was like a small test of summer stepping out of the steaming hot sauna to a tangerine ripened to ultimate perfection (no exaggeration haha).
-mannn I miss the summer
My natural hair journey has ended up being a whole lot more than I initially bargained for, in a good way! It has allowed me to work on my research skills and practice patience during my sessions of how-to videos via YouTube. The videos have been more than phenomenal in making this transition back to natural one with more options than just looking like a hot ass mess everyday. I have learned soooo much from the naturalistas before me, that I wish I could repay them somehow! …and then I realized, hey, I can do alil video-making of my own. Then, after an entire day of playing around with some videomaker on my tablet andnintroducing it to YouTube these fingers said “hey! This ISSs kinda fun!!”
The next day my creation had 17 WHOLE views haha (this number is low compared to the billions of people who watch some of my favorite vloggers like Naptural85 and Joulezy)but hey its a start! And a very fun one. I have no expectations to become youtube famous or anything. Just extremely exciited to have found a new hobby that will hopefully help someone a half as much as my favorite youtubers have helped me.
….Never know, this skill may be useful one day
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ok, so Im gonna let you in on alittle secret. This secret is very stupid, so if you tell people they’ll think I’m some crazy chick… okay… here it is…You ready?
– I am a product junkie!..yesss the big PJ!!! lol not only with like hair stuff, but nail polish, scarfs, body stuff….home remedies.You name it. I’ve probably tried everything under the sun, most recent being Apple Cider Vinegar-YUCK!
I originally picked up a bottle of Braggs Organic ACV because of all the raving reviews I’ve see from people using it on their hair- and I must admit…I incorporated it into my last wash day ( with the straighten and trim) and my hair is literally theeeeee softest that I have ever found it to be without leaving the salon. Even three days later! I’d absolutely co-sign this product for hair rinse, does wonders! However, that’s not why I said YUCK earlier.
Last week right before Aunt Florina decided to visit I began to drink a teaspoon in of ACV in my tea. Here are the observations:
1. It was extremely disgusting and hardly maskable with even the Rawest of raw honey ( the paste kind)
2. The acidity gave me a case extreme heart burn ( which I never get)
3. It made a bunch of little itchy pimples pop up all over my face ( YES this is the problem)
Now me being the soldier that I am, tried to disregard the bumps on my face and blame them on Aunt Florina. I let my face clear up and then, even with the terribleness of #1 and #2, on Sunday I decided to politely have another cup of Diluted ACV with raw honey. Monday my entire body itched!!!! and those damn tiny bumps are back and I woke up today with the same symptoms!! The good thing is my city is -8 degrees outside today so I don’t have to leave the house and expose my stupid rash. GRRRR!!
I’m done with our drinking relationship! But my hair loves you, so in that case you may stay in the cupboard
Last night I had a conversation with my sister regarding our take on Beyonce and the Illuminati stuff. She showed me the disturbing photo of her blocking out Jesus in the photo of him and the 12 disciplines that has had the media in an uproar. Now apparently this woman is beginning to think she has so much money that she can buy her way into heaven.
-sorry boo! It don’t work like that, when the day of judgement comes we will relinquish our earthly possessions and all be on one accord as to what monetary and material things we have had on this earth. Yes YOU too Ms. Beyonce!!
But its not my place to judge, I just hope that some of her worshippers can now pull the wool from their eyes. God strictly forbids the worship of idols and I don’t want anything to do with making the big man mad. However, the conversation made me think for the past 24 hrs as to where I spend more of my own time. What are the things that keep me from having my relationship with Jesus a number priority one time consumer…..and as much as it hurts to say it, what AM I worshipping (gulp)…. The three things that came to mind were social network, my hair and of course lazing around. Time snatchers!
So this year for the first time I will be participating in the Daniel fast with her for 21 days. From my understanding, I will be eating only fruit,veggies, and fish; as well as eliminating some of my biggest distractions from my daily life. During this time I will invest in reading my bible and building a stronger relationship with God.
I am hoping this time of dedication can bring clarity, healthy habits and rid my mind of any uncanny desires that get in the way of my faith. I am also hoping this gives me a better understanding of Gods voice and his purpose for me,as well as ways that I can uses social media to glorify my father.
This time of year is notoriously known as a period of both reflection and new beginnings. I am no exception. 2013 has been very good to me in ways, and very humbling in others. After being layed off in the summer, I was given a chance to reflect and rediscover “self” . I have always been the very social outgoing type, but when finances restrict you, you really have no choice but to spend time with YOU. For this I am grateful. This past few months has opened so many doors of discovery that I had never knew existed.
First and foremost I have learned to trust God’s will and Promises, and along the way I have also learned
…. to be myself
…. to be creative
…. to take care of my health
….about my history
….about the food system and our environment
…. to be financially frugal
…. as well as ALOT about friendship and LOVE
With that being said I will be taking my new found knowledge (and vegetarianism) into the new year. I have been sketching out 3 big plans that I would like to achieve during this lifetime -God willing. So stay tuned for updates!!!
” Every new day is another chance to change your life”
Morning all! I goto church by myself all the time. I started going while bartending and drinking long hours into the night,but made sure to get up and goto church Sunday mornings-tired and all,I felt like I needed him most at this time for my spiritual covering in the nightlife. Going back to the church I grew up in was intimidating at first because I havent been there in so long and knowing that i was one of few women my age to actually attend regularly. So it was a bit discouraging. However, I kept in my mind that I wouldn’t let those feelings keep me away from Gods house and the Word. Now 2 years later my church family is growing I know a lot of the older folks as well as the babies ☺, I’m telling this story only because it hits home and maybe there’s aomeone out there that may allow fear of not fitting in or being judged keep them from going to church -heres some motivation!